Eva Moskowitz: Mom of Three and Educational Maverick

Educated in public schools in the New York City neighborhood of Harlem, Eva Moskowitz learned firsthand the impact of education on an individual. From her youth, she began to feel a calling toward ensuring that all children could access quality educational opportunity. Her quest began in politics and later turned her to creating the wildly successful Success Academies charter school network.

 

 

Childhood Educational Inequality

 

 

As a child, Eva Moskowitz went to what she described as a “pretty bad district school” in Harlem. The school was not able to effectively teach Ms. Moskowitz how to read; however, her parents were able to step in and make up for the inefficiencies of the school. Unfortunately, for her peers, many other students lacked parents with the same educational ability and time. She quickly learned that this created two different educational paths. One path, allowed students to excel at school, avoid trouble, and go on to have fulfilling lives. While students on the other path would have a harder time because as they fell further and further behind they’d come to loathe school further alienating themselves from the opportunities education brings.

 

 

Attempting to Fix Education from Within

 

 

Long before Eva Moskowitz had the idea to start the first Success Academy, she began a career in the New York City political arena to shed light on the plight of children and their families stuck in the system of failing schools. Her career started as a member of city council and with time she became the chairperson of the education committee. As Chairperson, she held over 125 different hearings to address fixing the school system. However, she found that it became very difficult to make a change from the status quo. She had to look for another way to help not only her own children, but all the children of New York City.

 

 

Taking an Alternate Approach

 

 

Eva Moskowitz soon learned that if she wanted to see results and quickly, she needed to find a way to get students learning outside of the public educational system. However, she still wanted to make it possible for students of all socio-economic backgrounds to have their shot at a quality education. Based upon these two goals, she started her first charter in 2006 in Harlem. That first school had 165 students. With multiple educational triumphs from her first school, Eva Moskowitz grew that first Success Academy from one campus to 34 different campuses within the New York City area. These 34 different campuses serve over 11,000 children, giving children access to attaining high educational goals without regard to their financial or geographical means.

 

 

 

 

A Review Of George Soros’ Political And Social Commitments

George Soros is a household name in matters investment, philanthropy and American politics. In 2004, the Hungarian-born billionaire spent $27 million to fight against the re-election of President George W. Bush. The prominent investor scaled back his political donations in 2016 to support Hillary Clinton whom he has known for over 25 years. George emerged as the leading donor by spending more than $25 million in support of Hillary Clinton. Soros, whose wealth is approximately $24.9 billion, motivated other liberals to contribute huge amounts towards Hilary’s presidential campaign. These donors included Tom Steyer, a San Francisco environmentalist, who donated $31 million. New York-based hedge funder, Don Sussman, gave $13 million. In addition, Fred Eyechaner and media expert, Haim Saban, donated $11.1 million each.

George’s effect of catalyzing the left’s wealthiest benefactors gave Clinton a financial advantage over the groups supporting Trump. His fierce determination to beat Donald Trump was fueled by the increasing hostility in the sectors that Soros cares about. George Soros advocates for religious tolerance, racial parity and reforms in criminal justice and immigration. He is a vocal supporter of marginalized groups like LGBT and sexual workers. Knowing Donald Trump does not support these issues, Soros fought relentlessly to beat him. At one time, George accused him of doing the work of ISIS. To show his support for Clinton, George was prepared to grace the Democratic convention. However, he failed to show up owing to trading commitments. Learn more about his profile at Forbes.com

In addition, the liberal supports social justice groups. George Soros supports these groups through his Open Society Foundation (OSF). According to the recent fillings of Open Society Foundation, he gave at least $33 million to the Ferguson protest movement in a year. George Soros has been funding and mobilizing activist groups to enable them to combine policy, research and data collection with the objective of advocating for accountability in the community. Soros-sponsored organizations participated in the mobilization of the Ferguson protest movement where they established grassroots partnerships supported by a nationwide online campaign.

The activists’ buses at Ferguson protests were supported by various groups such as the Drug Policy Alliance, the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference, Make the Road New York and Equal Justice USA, and the Advancement Center for Community Change. Notably, all these entities were partly funded by George Soros. Moreover, George has supported civil rights organizations like BlackLivesMatter, which started as a hash tag to a media phenomenon. In 2011, OSF donated $200,000 to Colorlines, an online news site that zeroes in on issues of race. The other social organizations and causes that have benefited from Soros’s donations are ONS, MORE, Tides Foundation and the Hands Up Coalition. George is also a supporter of progressive-liberal causes and Mr. Obama’s campaigns. Learn more on Discover the Networks about George Soros.

Kim Dao’s Airbnb Adventures in Tokoyo

This video starts out with Kim Dao in her airbnb. It is her final day there and she is about to check out. She explains that she meant to do a tour of it when she first got there, but she was more focused on getting footage for her other channel. She apologizes for the neglect. She is about to do a tour of the airbnb since she has about 20 minutes left. She really liked staying there. It was a lot of space and very comfortable. It was also close by the train station. She was happy with the videos she recorded there also.Learn more : http://inspirery.com/kim-dao/

 

Upon entering, there is a place for your shoes and extra storage space. There is an extra room with 2 comfortable spare beds. She shows the bathroom and also the wash area outside of the bathroom. She enjoyed the space for the wash area because it was perfect for filming videos. There is another area with a dining table and a bed next to a window. Kim Dao says that was one of the reasons she chose the airbnb (http://myinterviews.com.au/kim-dao/). She shows a full length mirror which prompts her to do a quick outfit of the day. She shows the kitchen. The airbnb offers a pocket WIFI. She shows the decor in the living area. Kim Dao drinks her coffee and talk about a few things. She checks out and grabs some lunch. Later, she has dinner and gets some ice cream.

Learn more : http://www.kimdaoblog.com/p/contact.html

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Podcast One Network Advertising on Brand impact by Edison Research

Edison Research is a leading research firm in the Podcasting space. It conducted its first pre and post-study of the brand impact for podcast advertisers in the last half of the year 2016 on five major consumer brands. The results showed a significant positive effect of Podcast advertising on brand perception, brand recall, brand awareness, recall of specific messaging, and the likelihood to purchase the advertised product or service. Edison Research conducted three separate surveys using the same methodology on behalf of Podcast One in 2016.

They compared the results with the brand prior and after the Podcast One advertising campaigns. Each brand was run for 4-6 weeks.

This was an absolute verification that Podcast format of advertising is more enhanced compared to the traditional advertising models.

Norman Pattiz announced the results on 9th February 2017. Norman is the executive chairman and vice president of Strategy at Edison Research Tom Webster. The findings indicated that there was a 53% increase in those who talked about a particular grocery after the brand campaigns were run. Learn more about Norman Pattiz:  http://www.thalamus.co/blog/norm-pattiz-podcastone/

Financial Services unaided awareness rose by 47%, an automobile aftermarket product grew by 37%, and a lawn and garden product awareness also increased by 24%. A third of the respondents showed a favorable opinion of an automobile aftermarket product in the post study that was higher by 18% from the pre-study results.

There was a 6% increase for considerations and likelihood in buying the lawn and garden product after the campaigns. There was also an increase in awareness of a particular campaign message for an automobile aftermarket product by 60% and a casual dining restaurant by 76% from pre-study to the post- study.

Norman Pattiz is an American broadcasting entrepreneur and the founder of Podcast One. It was launched in 2013. He has been involved in radio syndication and broadcasting industry for more than 40 years. Podcast One is the nation’s leading advertiser and audio in demand programming network that currently presents 340 hours in each week of original programming among more than 200 podcasts.

He is the former founder of Radio Giant Westwood One, Inc. Norman founded it in 1974 and served as the chief executive officer until 1994. He was the president of Broadcast Education Association.

A Look At OSI Group And Its President, David McDonald

David McDonald’s Educational Background And Career

David McDonald studied at Iowa State University located in Ames, Iowa. His major at Iowa State University was in animal science. Mr. McDonald attended this university from 1983 until 1987 which was his graduation year.

Today David McDonald is the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OSI Group LLC. He had previously served as a project manager for the company. Another post that Mr. McDonald also holds right now is being the President of the American Meat Institute. This is an organization based in Washington D.C. that represents meat packers, processors and slaughterhouses such as the OSI Group that David McDonald heads.

Mr. David McDonald OSI Group also serves as an independent director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. This is a Brazilian food processing company that is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. David McDonald became an independent director at Marfrig Global Foods S.A. when this firm took over OSI Group’s facilities in the European and Brazilian markets. In addition to his independent director post at Marfrig Global Foods S.A., David McDonald serves as a Director at OSI International Foods Pty Limited which is based in Brisbane, Australia. Mr. McDonald also serves as one of the members of OSI Group’s board of directors.

According to David McDonald’s LinkedIn Page, he holds a number of management and leadership skills which he uses to lead OSI Group LLC. These includes skills such as operation management, product development, business strategy, marketing strategy, forecasting, sales management, supply chain management, new business development, negotiation, and cross-functional team leadership. David McDonald is also competent in areas such as food processing, quality assurance, food safety, agriculture, food science, supply chains, agribusiness and the dairy industry. Have a body of knowledge in these key areas allows David McDonald to successfully lead and expand OSI Group’s varied operations.

David McDonald’s Brief Take On OSI Group’s Operations

As the President and Chief Operating Officer of OSI Group, David McDonald believes his company is well poised to continue being a major leader in food processing in the United States and abroad. He credits OSI Group’s local management approach that takes into account local demands and preferences while having scalability thanks to its global presence. This allows OSI to be highly competitive while still being able to provide for each individual market more effectively.

Learn more about David McDonald: http://www.meatpoultry.com/articles/news_home/Business/2016/12/OSI_acquires_UKs_Flagship_Euro.aspx?ID=%7B8A8FCA73-3CDC-45AF-84D6-7E8AD6361469%7D&cck=1

Vijay Eswaran Powers Businesses Through Multi-level Marketing

Vijay Eswaran is a man of grandeur. He is known to be one of the wealthiest men in Asia. He is the founder and co-chairman of a multi-billion enterprise that is QI group. So how did Vijay manage to achieve so much success in the business world? Before we can delve into the source of Vijay’s money, let’s get the obvious out of the way.

Vijay Eswaran has a quite impressive academic portfolio. He is an alumnus of the prestigious London School of Economics. He graduated from the college with an undergraduate degree in social economics.

Vijay Eswaran started his career life in Europe after college. He tried his hands at menial jobs such as picking grapes, doing construction work in Belgium and chauffeuring people in London. This jobs though menial, gave him an opportunity to interact with people and made him know that success doesn’t come easy, someone has to work for it.

It is during his stay in the United Kingdom that Vijay got exposed to marketing strategies such as the binary system and network level marketing. So that he could get even more proficient in the field, Vijay Eswaran enrolled into the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and got a professional qualification.

Vijay Eswaran has a working history with Synaptics, a company that focused on developing human interface solutions. It is at Synaptics that Vijay realized the power of multi-level marketing. When he decided to go back to Asia, Vijay sought the concept of network level marketing at his home. This resolve made him create a direct selling and marketing company called the QI Group.

Vijay Eswaran has not only recorded success in the business front alone. He runs several charities under the Vijayratnam Foundation umbrella. Another important foundation of his is the RYTHMN Foundation that is CSR delivery arm of the QI group. Outside his charities, Vijay is always involved in causes that seek to transform the living standards of the poor and empower the youth and women.

The QI Group is a multinational with its regional offices located in various countries across Asia. The company runs operations in the Chinese capital of Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

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Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group

The Business Career and Philanthropic Activities of Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos is a former businessperson who served as the chief executive officer of the direct selling company known as Amway. Over the course of many years, DeVos helped the company become one of the top direct selling companies in the entire world. While DeVos has been very successful in business, he has also been quite active in philanthropy as well. During the past few decades, Dick has established himself as one of the most generous individuals in the United States. He has provided a lot of funding to various causes which include the arts, education, business development and the promotion of conservative values. According to top business sources, DeVos was recently rated as one of the most giving people in the nation. Over the course of his lifetime, he has given a total of $139 million to charitable causes.

 

DeVos has a very extensive background in charitable activities. One of the most common things he has donated his money to is education. He believes that the current educational system is insufficient for preparing people to experience the American Dream. As a result, DeVos has provided a considerable amount of funding to help improve the educational opportunities for individuals. On an annual basis, Dick provides funds in the form of scholarships for business school.

 

Another philanthropic activity that Dick provides funding for is the arts and culture. DeVos has made a number of contributions to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His contributions have been used to help the organization raise funds for their various events. The contributions made by Dick have also been used to help provide more training to managers to help them operate the organization more efficiently. With DeVos’ contributions, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has maintained its status as a top cultural institution.

 

Along with being a major contributor to various causes, Dick DeVos has had a very successful career in business. He spent a majority of his career working at Amway where he first held positions in numerous departments. Dick would then manage the Orlando Magic basketball team that his father owned. After managing the Orlando Magic front office, Dick would return to Amway and eventually become the chief executive officer. During this time he helped grow the company into a large worldwide direct selling company. In the year 1989, DeVos co founded an investment company known as the Windquest Group. This company invests in clean energy, manufacturing and technology. With this company, a number of innovative firms have been able to secure funding for their development.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Betsy DeVos

Very rarely will you find a married who is known for her work and not for being the wife of a famous or influential person, but Betsy DeVos is that woman who many wish they have what she has. She is employed by Trump’s Government as the secretary of Education. Other than being in politics, she is a philanthropists and a successful businesswoman.

Elisabeth Prince, who has since changed her name to Betsy DeVos since her marriage to Dick DeVos, was born in Holland, Michigan, where she also grew up. Her father is the founder of Prince Corporation, which is based in Holland. Betsy enjoyed a great childhood, having come from a rich family. However, this only shaped her destiny. Everything else that had to be done to get to where she is today, she had to do it herself.

From an early age Betsy was really interested in Politics. As a student in Calvin College, Grand Rapids, she was heavily invested in the politics of the school. This shaped her political career in a very big way. After graduating from the college with an undergraduate degree in Arts, Betsy DeVos did not give up on her passion in politics.

In the year 1982, she started getting active in the Republican Party, Michigan. Four years down the line, she was voted as the local precinct, to serve on a two-year term. Since then, she was re-elected again and again, for 15 more times. She has served in the Republican Party for many years, assuming a number of roles.

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For five years, from the year 1992, she was the committee woman for the Republican National, Michigan. Again, in the year 1996, she was appointed to serve as the Cahirperson of the Republican Party, Michigan. She sat in this position until the year 2000.

Other than being successful in politics, DeVos has also been a success in business. She co-founded the Windquest Group in the year 1989. Since then, she has served as a chairperson of the company. Windquest is a company that is committed to manufacturing and supplying clean energy.

Other than politics and politics, Betsy DeVos has always been committed to Christianity. She was raised in a Christian background and even attended the Holland Christian High School. In her adult life, she continues to be a big enthusiast for Christianity. You will find her serving at Mars Hill Bible Church, where she is an elder.

Being highly-religious, she finds joy in sharing what she has amassed, with the undeserved. Together with her husband, they founded the Dick & Betsy DeVos which donates towards various charitable projects including scholarships.

Visit: http://www.dbdvfoundation.org/

Soros, Open Societies Foundation Looking To Change Drug Laws

I love what the Open Societies Foundation is doing about drug policy. The way this country and others handles the problem of drugs is incredibly wrong. The Open Societies Foundation fights against draconian drug laws wherever they exist. In fact, one of the organizations under the OPS umbrella is currently in Indonesia fighting the backward drug laws there. And they are doing it on behalf of women, which is really cool.

Let’s just analyze the drug laws in the United States for a second. We are one of the few countries left in the Western world that still criminalizes trivial drugs like marijuana. The criminalization of drugs has led the United States to become the largest incarcerated or on planet earth. Yes, you heard that right. The United States jails a higher percentage of its population than countries like China and Iran. It has even moved to the United Nations in calling for a human rights investigation into practices of the United States criminal justice system. We jail so many people that countries like Iran are worried about our citizens. Much of this has to do with our backward drug policy. Read more on BigThink about George Soros.

We don’t have to look very far to see how a progressive drug policy actually helps citizens. The country of Portugal has recently legalized every single drug. Yes, you read that right as well. Portugal has legalized every drug imaginable and their country is now doing better. More people are seeking help for their drug problems and nobody is getting thrown into jail for personal use.

That’s really the problem here. Personal use drugs should not be criminalized. Anybody using a schedule one drug, minus marijuana, should be put into a treatment program sanctioned by the state rather than being thrown into jail. After all, addiction is a disease that can be treated for the betterment of our society.  This, of course, leads to more jail time.

It is surprising to me to learn that George Soros started the Open Society Foundation. It’s really cool to see the evolution of this nonprofit organization. It started in 1979 as a way to help citizens of communist countries transition to democratic life. Now the nonprofit organization is more of an umbrella for multiple nonprofit organizations across the planet. Currently, the OPS operate in more than 100 countries.

George Soros himself survived the Holocaust as a teenager in his hometown of Budapest, Hungary. He was a refugee to London before becoming an immigrant to the United States. Perhaps this is where he gained all of his benevolence.

Learn more about George at Biography.com.

UKV PLC Wines: A Wine Consultation And Traders Company

UKV PLC Wines is a small dedicated team of experts located in the UK. Their main line of work includes helping their clients determine what is appropriate regarding their current occasions by helping them make a selection from extensive available options of wine and champagne.

Being an independent company means they are not tied or limited to a single supply chain. Their deep ties and connections with a huge network of merchants, brokers, and wine traders makes it easy for them to track down and draw stock, especially when searching for an unusual or a highly demanded wine or champagne.

UKV PLC specialize in all types of wine and champagne and are not limited to any particular brand. Their knowledge in wine acquisition has made them experts in acquiring rare and in demand types of wine and champagne.

UKV PLC Wines are relatively new to the social media, especially Facebook where they have a small following compared to others in the same line of work. Their detailed social media profiles make it easy for anyone who views them to understand the nature of their business even without reading their posts. UKV PLC have included all the visual materials that showcase what they specialize in. Their business description and contact details are well placed for anyone to locate them. Due to their ability of actively utilizing the social media platforms, one can only see positive results in the long-run.

Being experts in acquiring rare and highly sought after wine and champagne makes it a huge benefit of purchasing wine or champagne through UKV PLC Wines. They help to eliminate a headache and hustle associated with tracking down these rare wines and champagne. UKV PLC Wines also acts as a consulting agency that helps their clients select the best wine that compliments the occasion they are planning to celebrate.